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Banjul is a city that tempts with a sense of history that the plush seaside resorts lack, and is home to a busy harbor and market that show urban Africa at its best. It sits on an island and, crossed by sand-blown streets and dotted with fading colonial structures. It's also the least-populated capital on the African mainland.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Banjul.